When the original _300_ came out I remember at first liking it but upon further viewings it became more and more problematic for me. See, Frank Miller is a right wing nut job and _300_ is, at best, a set of pretty 1 dimensional characters in a story that is hero worship of what is effectively a selfish and fascist society. _300: Rise of an Empire_ is interesting then in that in addition to having better developed characters (antagonists especially) acknowledges that fact and says _”that’s what they’re doing, that’s not really cool, but maybe we can use their machismo BS to our advantage”.
Remember _300_? Zach Snyder broke big on that movie based on a Frank Miller graphic novel. It’s not exactly high art, but it was pretty fun and certainly has a distinctive style.
Well now there is another movie coming and here is the first trailer and poster. Let’s take a look!